A probationer who authorities were checking on the night Officer Chris Wilson, 50, was shot and killed pleaded not guilty on Thursday to alleged probation violations.
Federal marshals and probation officers were looking for Alex Ray Charfauros, 26, at a Skyline area apartment on Oct. 17. Agents forced their way in after someone slammed the door on them and arrested Charfauros.
When another man allegedly ran into a back bedroom, San Diego police officers were called in to help. Officer Wilson was shot in the head as he kicked down the bedroom door along with several other SDPD officers.
Wilson, a 17-year-veteran, died at Scripps Mercy Hospital.
Charfauros was on probation for a 2008 DUI causing injury. He is now charged with failing to comply with a probation search and possession of methamphetamine, according to Deputy District Attorney Rick Clabby.
The defendant could face up to three years in prison if he's found to be in violation of his probation and was ordered to return to court Dec. 3. He has not been charged in connection with Wilson's death.
Another suspect who committed suicide after the shooting also shot and killed his female companion before police stormed his barricaded bedroom, according to authorities.
Holim Lee's girlfriend, 27-year-old Lucky Xayasene, died of a gunshot wound to the head, the San Diego Medical Examiner reported. The death was ruled a homicide.
Lee, 30, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Medical Examiner.
They both died sometime Wednesday and their bodies were found in the San Diego apartment Thursday.